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The 2011 BMW 5-Series is slowly undressing as far as camouflage goes, and its looks are going the "more substantial" route to match its more substantial, modified 7 Series chassis along with a dose of 5 Series Gran Turismo in back. The front end gets a less sculpted treatment while, if the swirls don't deceive us, the rear glasshouse slopes more steeply into the trunk lid. The lower rear fascia gets the same severe angle as that on the 5Series GT.
Inside – at least according to the forms, since everything but the shift lever and iDrive is covered – it is beginning to look like a 7 Series in miniature.

Under the hood will be the usual suspects, with the 550i supposedly getting the brand's eight-speed auto. There are also rumors of a turbocharged four-cylinder and Active Hybrid. The car should make its first public appearance sometime early next year.

[Source: Speedlux]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I like BMW, but I have never been impressed with their styling. Then again, BMW has never really been about styling. BMW is known first and foremost for driving dynamics, I'm really more interested in what's under the skin.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Detroit Reveal? what do you think?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks pretty good, but I had hoped they would use the more aggressive looking headlights that are on the GT.
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      After seeing the new 7.....I dont have high hopes for this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      it's nice to see the grille leaning forward a bit. i hope this is a throwback to the e28 - e39 days... never liked the e60.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's looking exactly like a "Honey, I shrunk the 7 Series!"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, I thought a new technology was upon us. The interior pic from the drivers side...I thought all the distortion was to camouflage the dash...thought, WoW...what won't those engineers come up with next.

      The M5 always makes me fall in love with the base model...so I'll hold my thoughts until then.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I prefer the current Bangle style front end. This new one looks too wall like, to flat of a grill/front end.

      I see so Audi like steering wheel control influences. It's about time BMW added some buttons to their interiors.

      • 5 Years Ago
      I liked Bangle.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I hated Bangle when they first brought him in and now that he is gone I realize that he was not so bad.
        These new BMWs are so bland it is not funny.
        I was excited about the new 7 when it was coming and thought I was going to get one and when it finally arrived it was so boring looking, I was not impressed.
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1 x 10,000 + Infinity.

        The flame surfaced cars were just the kick in the pants that BMW needed to break the monotony of their form vocabulary. Now it's like Adrian von Hooydonk had an overreaction to the few naysayers that were too stuck in their ways to accept something different and is watering it down a little too much. IMO, the 5 series has never really been a styling "leader" and the E60 was the FIRST step in the right direction while this car seems like a step BACK. :(
        • 5 Years Ago
        I came back to check this posting to see how many people were going to disagree with me, but I'm glad to find the complete opposite result.
      • 5 Years Ago
      BMW is bringing boring back.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Let's hope it looks as good as the E39.
      • 5 Years Ago
      BloatedMotorizedWrecks just won't quit!

      only new-money-immigrants fall for their mantra now.
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